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Linked Data Technology at Data.gov

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

George Thomas of Data.gov recently called out a number of technologies and products employed by Data.gov projects. Thomas writes, “When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to publish their Clinical Quality Linked Data on Healthdata.gov, we made extensive use of DERI’s RDF extension for Google Refine, helping to design the RDF Schemas we used to define the metadata to capture a controlled vocabulary for Hospital Compare.” continued…

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Tim Berners-Lee Speaks Out About Privacy & the Web

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Sir Tim Berners-Lee recently spoke out against UK government plans to monitor citizen’s internet use, Ian Katz reports. Katz writes, “The government’s controversial plans to allow intelligence agencies to monitor the internet use and digital communications of every person in the UK suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday when the inventor of the world wide web warned that the measures were dangerous and should be dropped. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who serves as an adviser to the government on how to make public data more accessible, says the extension of the state’s surveillance powers would be a ‘destruction of human rights’ and would make a huge amount of highly intimate information vulnerable to theft or release by corrupt officials.” continued…

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Semantic Web Lessons from Cambridge Semantics

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

As part of their Semantic University, Cambridge Semantics has published a number of helpful “lessons” covering concepts related to the Semantic Web. Since we last checked in with this excellent tutorial series, they have added several lessons:

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Semantic Web Jobs: Ohio State University

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is looking for a BMI Software Engineer. This position “Functions as a Biomedical Informatics Software Engineer to work in the Biomedical Informatics Department; participates in full lifecycle application development; designs and supports complex scientific software development and deployment for basic and clinical research studies; identifies and resolves hardware and software issues; works with a team of scientific software and application developers to design and implement integrated application software and databases; interacts with biomedical researchers, providing technical expertise and developing successful solutions to meet their requirements.” continued…

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Klout Launches Brand Squads

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Leena Rao reports that Klout, the influence measuring tool, is launching a new feature called Brand Squads. David Temple of Klout stated that Brand Squads “are Klout’s way of giving influencers a place to be recognized and have a direct impact on the brands they care about most.” Rao notes, “Previously, brands had more simple pages with just their Klout Score. Brand Squads is a different twist on brand pages, where top influencers for brands have a chance to be recognized and have an impact on the brand.” continued…

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How Successful is Data.gov.uk?

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Simon Rogers reports that the National Audit Office has released its report on the United Kingdom’s open government data project. Rogers writes, “This should be a good week for open government data in the UK. The British government is one of the key drivers in the Open Government Partnership, presently meeting in Brasilia, where it is being lauded for the way it has released a ‘tsunami of data’. And yet, according to the National Audit Office, all is not entirely rosy. Read between the lines of its report out today, Implementing Transparency, and you will see a government which has been chucking out tonnes of data, that no-one looks at and without a complete strategy. Oh and it’s cost an awful lot of money.” continued…

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Richard Wallis Talks About New Role At OCLC

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Linked data is becoming even more interesting to the OCLC, a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organization of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories around the world. It’s named Richard Wallis — formerly of the U.K.’s Talis Linked Data and Semantic Web Technology company and one of our frequent Semantic Web Blog guest authors — to the position of Technology Evangelist.

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Keeping the UK Government Open

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Jeni Tennison recently discussed the United Kingdom’s current open standards consultation, calling UK citizens to action. She writes, “Over the last few months, the UK Government has been running a consultation on its Open Standards policy. The outcome of this consultation is incredibly important not only for organisations and individuals who want to work with government but also because of its potential knock-on effects on the publication of Open Data and the use of Open Source software within public sector organisations. continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: Atypon

April 21, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Atypon is looking for a Senior Back-End Developer in Santa Clara, CA. The company is looking for someone “to help develop next generation Digital Publishing software. We are constantly pushing the envelope and our client’s recognize that we are the number one developer in our space Globally. At Atypon our Developers come first. Your ideas and energy are both appreciated and rewarded. We continuously design, develop and improve great Digital Publishing products and services for some of the world’s leading media giants.” continued…

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